Clicking the middle button (scroll wheel) on a link does't open link in a new tab, like it does on Windows. Is there any way to fix this behavior?


  1. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  2. Chromium Version 75.0.3770.80 (Official Build) snap (64-bit)
  3. Generic mouse with two buttons and one scroll wheel
  • Does it work in other programs? For example, if you middle-click a folder in your file manager, does it open in a new tab? – user3140225 Jun 16 at 19:02
  • @user3140225 No. Should it? – Nickolai Leschov Jun 17 at 17:27
  • If it was a browser issue, middle click should work in other apps. Since it doesn't, it looks like it is a system issue. Can you run xev in a terminal and then use middle-click and see if it registers any output? – user3140225 Jun 18 at 9:19

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